Explains how Japan's rapid industrial growth has influenced the way of life in the country and has affected the international political and economic position of the country. Suggests that Japan turned to industrialization to support a rapidly growing population on a small and relatively poor land area. Deneen shot the aerial shots himself alone, while piloting a single-engine aircfraft, pointing the camera out the window. As an extra, Deneen appears on-camera in a 3:53 non-distributed film,... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Japan Asia, industrial
This is a story about a Japanese child who loses a friend, gains a treasured possession, and learns that growing up often means sacrificing one end to gain another. Pictures life in a Japanese home and school, revealing the attitudes, customs, and problems of a farm family living on the edge of a city. Filmed in central Honshu. The narrator is Bill Deneen, who uses a Japanese accent. According to Denneen, this film nearly didn't get distributed. According to Deneen, when EB Films' president...
The 'Je Parle Français' series of French Language Instruction films was filmed in 1960-61 and produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Film's Milan Herzog in conjunction with Otterbein College professor La Velle Rosselot, and Georges Matoré, Dean of the Language & Civilization Dept, Sorbonne. Rosselot was the prime educational consultant and curriculum developer for the film project. Her father was a history professor at Otterbein, and her brother Gerald was one of the founders of Scientific... Topics: Encyclopedia Britannica, Milan Herzog, Language Instruction, French
Here, Jose Iturbi plays piano and harpsichord, the latter a two-manual unit in a beautiful interpretation of a piece by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Topics: piano, harpsichord, Baroque, harpsichord, jose iturbi
It’s Joshua’s last day in Harlem before leaving for a college in Texas where he has earned a track and field scholarship. He runs joyfully through New York’s central park but his joy ends when he is the victim of a racial slur uttered by a five year old boy that he had befriended. Later, on his way home Joshua is able to work out his anger during a fight with a boy his age. The confrontation releases Joshua’s frustration and after the fight , in a dramatic scene Joshua is able to fly a... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Bert Salzman
Here, Simms' Animated Art Class at Hughes Jr. High in Woodland Hills, California, portrays an animated trek through the past and future. For more on Simms, visit http://www.afana.org/simmswillis.htm Topics: student film, time travel
'Journey to the Center of a Triangle' (1976) 8m, dir. Bruce & Katharine Cornwell. Another fabulous film by the Cornwells, created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal. Presents a series of animated constructions that determine the center of a variety of triangles, including such centers as circumcenter, incenter, centroid and orthocenter. The music is Bach's preludes 8 (Eb minor) and 12 (F minor) from the Well Tempered Clavier. More on the Cornwells at http://www.afana.org/cornwell.htm... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: mathematics, science
Relates how Clarence Earl Gideon, convicted of a felony in a Florida court, believed that a judge's refusal to appoint a lawyer for his defense violated his constitutional rights. Explains that the decision of the Supreme Court was a landmark in the history of American justice. Director John Barnes describes Gideon in the film as "ex-convict, wanderer, a former gambler, the devoted father of three children, and a man with a deep sense of his legal rights." Barnes, who sent Gideon... Topics: Bill of Rights, Clarence Earl Gideon, Constitution, Supreme Court